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November 2012

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Simplification of the validation process

We always used to go hiking, so as soon as we were able to, which was one summer in the Pyrenees, with the business of the baby's bottle and nappy all completed, we got out our hiking boots again. With a backpack baby carrier that some friends had lent us we went on our first walk, holding one toddler by the hand and with the other in the baby carrier. We had such a great time that we decided to go again during the Christmas holidays. Lo and behold, the Three Wise Men – who were still around at that time – brought us our own baby carrier, so on a sunny winter Sunday we again set out. What was a disaster! Our youngest one had grown so much that we both came back with our backs out of kilter and never wanting to repeat the experience again!



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  • The Eranet Mundus project

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